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Elly Wentworth Biography – Elly Wentworth Wiki

Elly Wentworth is Executive Chef at the Angel in Dartmouth. She is a former MasterChef: The Professionals Finalist in 2016 and appeared on the Great British Menu for the South West in 2021 and 2024. She has also appeared on Channel 4’s Best of Britain by the Sea.

Elly would help her stepmother cook for the family when she was 9. She has been cooking since she was 13 and studied Professional Cookery at City College Plymouth. She took part in the prestigious Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and was one of four chefs to receive an Award of Excellence.

Elly has worked at some of the best restaurants in the South West: at the 3 AA rosette Tanners Restaurant in Plymouth under Chris and James Tanner, and then in The Elephant (1) under Simon Hulstone, The Bybrook at the Manor House (1) under Richard Davies and Restaurant Hywell Jones at Lucknam Park (1*).

Elly was Head Chef at the Angel between 2018 and 2023, gaining a Michelin plate, 2 AA rosettes and Taste of the West’s Best Fine Dining Restaurant 2021. She joined the Angel in 2018 at the age of 26.

Elly Wentworth Age

Chef Elly Wentworth was born in 1992. She grew up in the South West.

Elly Wentworth Partner

MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Elly Wentworth hasn’t revealed her marital status.

Elly Wentworth Great British Menu

The Angel’s Executive Chef Elly Wentworth is representing the South West on BBC2’s Great British Menu 2024, alongside Harbour House’s Head Chef Andi Tuck, The Sardine Factory’s Chef Director Ben Palmer and Catch at The Old Fish Market’s Executive Chef Mike Naidoo.

This year’s theme for the competition is the Olympics and Paralympics. Elly’s menu showcases the best local ingredients in a modern style, with inspirations including South West sporting legend Tom Daley.

Elly previously took part in the BBC cooking competition in 2021. The brief for the Great British Menu 2021 was celebrating British Science and Innovation. Her menu showcased the best local ingredients in a modern style with inspirations including Dorset-born William Henry Fox Talbot and his pioneering paper photography methods.

Elly Wentworth Family

Great British Menu chef Elly Wentworth grew up in the South West with her family. Her father and grandfather live in Wimborne, Dorset.

Elly Wentworth MasterChef

Executive Chef Elly Wentworth was a finalist on MasterChef: The Professionals in 2016. Speaking about her experience in the MasterChef kitchen, Elly told Dorset Echo: “I applied because I thought it’d be a good challenge and when I got on I couldn’t believe it. There were more than 3,000 applicants so it was an achievement just to get on.

“MasterChef has been the most challenging, toughest competition I’ve ever been in and to reach the finals is a dream. The judges have believed in my cooking from day one and it’s something to be proud of – but every time I’ve walked into the MasterChef kitchen I’ve known I’m only as good as the plate of food I’m about to cook.

“It’s been really good. It’s got harder and harder each challenge. You have to think on your feet and it can be scary.”


Elly Wentworth’s Instagram handle is ellywentworth.